Do you keep your carbon footprint in check?
We started out in 2008 and our target is to reduce our carbon footprint by 30 per cent by 2020 as compared to our 2007 baseline. As of now, we have reached a level of 23 per cent. We did this by reducing carbon emissions, for example through reduced electricity usage, improving the efficiency of our air and ground fleet, and improving the overall infrastructure – fleet, networks – that we use. We have a fleet of more than 11,000 environmentally friendly vehicles and trailers, which make a significant contribution to environmental protection and Co2 reduction. We have also rolled out an all “green” fleet of commercial delivery vehicles in Manhattan. We currently deploy 50 electric cars and another 30 hybrids in Manhattan. ships, or by convincing some of our customers to use optimised delivery cars or trucks for their transports. great products at fair price but also share our perspective with the industry. That’s why we invest a lot of time and money to understand the trends that impact us, such as globalisation, sustainability, digitisation, fragmentation of society, mega trends.
The DHL Logistics Trend Radar report identifies major trends in logistics that any customer should see in order to understand where its own supply chain is moving. So, it picks upon technological changes like 3D printing, digitisation, new challenges for a global supply chain, which is sensitive, so resilience plays a major role.
Another point is getting better infrastructure. In some countries like Germany. We have great airports, but we are not allowed to fly at night because of the noise regulations. In other markets, it is more about creating better infrastructure like roads, railways and airports in India. matically locked. This is one of the topics that is of major interest for the B2C-oriented logistics industry.
Asia is an early adopter in terms of technology and sustainability. We know that a customer’s preparedness to buy a sustainable logistics product in Asia is higher than anywhere else in the world. This is also because there are still many underdeveloped areas in Asia, and the region experiences numerous natural disasters. As such, sustainability is one of the key concerns for many people. So apart from technology, sustainability is also one of the trends for logistics in Asia.